100 Agriculture Officers job at Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA)

Vacancy title:
100 Agriculture Officers

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Education, and Training , Category: Agribusiness ]

Jobs at:

Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA)

Deadline of this Job:
Friday, December 15 2023 

Duty Station:
Within Tanzania , Morogoro, East Africa

Date Posted: Tuesday, December 12 2023, Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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Announcement of 200 Temporary Jobs Through a Special Program to Develop the Cotton Crop in The Country

The Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) collaborates with the Ministry of Agriculture in the implementation of the program to involve young people in agriculture called Jenga Kesho Ilyo bora (Building a Better tomorrow- BBT). BBT is implemented through various strategies and projects in the value chain of crops and some of its goals are to increase employment for 20,000 youth and women through skills development activities (internship), to establish 12,000 economic activities at the village level as well as the cultivation of large farms (Block farms) by 2030.

As part of the strategy to strengthen extension services in this country, the Ministry of Agriculture has also planned to implement a special program for extension services through young graduates (BBT Agricultural Extension Entrepreneurship Scheme- BBT AEES). Through BBT-AEES, 200 positions need to be filled by graduates of agricultural fields to provide extension services in the cotton crop in the order of temporary employment as follows: -

Position: Agriculture Officer/ (100 Positions)

Key responsibilities include:
• Provide expert advice to farmers and other stakeholders in the value chain of the cotton crop by doing the following:
• To provide education on good cotton farming to farmers from preparing the field, harvesting to storage in the barn
• Providing education and managing the quality of cotton from the farm to the barn
• To monitor and ensure that farmers comply with the principles of good cotton cultivation
• Prepare and provide weekly information about the progress of agriculture in the relevant area
• Prepare input requirements for farmers and submit them to the relevant authorities
• To manage and ensure that the inputs sent to the relevant area reach the farmers fully
• To register farmers and other stakeholders including input service providers in their area on the existing digital system
• Provide training and establish farmer groups and manage them
• Establish model farms and farm classes in the work area
• To identify the agricultural sector stakeholders present in the work area and connect them with farmers to get the services they provide
• To ensure that each farmer has a notebook that will be used to fill in the services provided by various stakeholders
• To collect, prepare and process production data in its area using the data collection system (Agricultural Routine Data System (ARDS)
• To manage the use of the digital system of extension services and
• Giving advice on other crops grown by the farmers of the village he manages

Required qualifications
For this position the applicant must have the following qualifications:
• Let him be an honest Tanzanian, who is self-motivated and has good relations with others
• Must have a degree in the field of agricultural science, or crop production from a college recognized by the government
• He should not be employed or fired in the public service
• He has never been imprisoned for any criminal offence
• Be ready to work in various rural areas
• Be able to work well without supervision
• Be willing to work on a temporary contract and be paid a monthly allowance as specified in the contract
• He should be at least 18 years old and not more than 40 years’ old
• Be ready to sign a contract of agreement with performance criteria for the season in question
• Work experience in the cotton crop or participation in training to develop skills (internship) inside or outside the country are additional qualifications

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 60

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure
All applications must be accompanied by
a) shadows of birth certificates, NIDA, certificates of secondary education and training colleges
b) academically.
c) Two recent passport size photographs of the applicant
d) Curriculum vitae of the applicant with complete address, telephone contact, e-mail address and addresses of three reliable referees All applications should be sent to the Department of Agriculture of the Sokoine University of Agriculture via email coa@sua.ac.tz and a copy to the head of the department of Soil Sciences and Geology soil@sua.ac.tz. Applicants are advised to send their application via email although they can also bring the application (hard copy) directly to the Rasi wa Ndaki agriculture office- SUA.

Application Deadline All applications must reach us before or by December 15, 2023.

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Tanzania
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: Friday, December 15 2023
Duty Station: Morogoro
Posted: 12-12-2023
No of Jobs: 100
Start Publishing: 12-12-2023
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 12-12-2077
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